Listen Here: These Woods is an invitation to go into nature. Set to the soundtrack of the forest, of wind rustling through the leaves and birds zipping by in the branches, the forest is the dancers’ home, as they draw the audience into feeling the dynamic aliveness of the forest.
The performance becomes a beautiful exchange between forest, dance and audience, as we all momentarily share space with other living creatures in nature. At that moment, a question arises: what if, at least during these hours while we are here, we all belong in the forest? In Listen Here: These Woods, the forest is not dominated by humans, but it becomes a full collaborator to cultivate a wider sense of awareness of our surroundings and our bond with nature.
These Woods is part of the double bill Listen Here, along with Listen Here: This Cavern. The two dance performances are inspired by the work of American composer Pauline Oliveros. Through her compositions, she suggested that true listening is a vibrant and creative act. For Daniel Linehan, it is a continuation of his research on the interconnection between species, nature and environment.
Living Link Library with the Creative Team
For our Living Link Library, we’ve asked the Hiatus creative team to help connect us with a few special (re)sources and points of inspiration in relation to their collaboration for Listen Here – be it an article, podcast, a quote or whatever feels good to share in this moment here and now…
Concept & choreography Daniel Linehan
Creation & performance Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Renaud Dallet, Anneleen Keppens, Jean-Baptiste Portier, Louise Tanoto
Dramaturgy Ingrid Vranken
Costumes Frédérick Denis
Production Hiatus (Brussels, BE)
Coproduction deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE), Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles (Brussels, BE), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio (FR), KAAP (Ostend/Brugge, BE), Atelier de Paris / CDCN (FR) & Perpodium (Antwerp, BE)
Residencies deSingel (Antwerp, BE), Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE), KAAP (Ostend, BE), Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles (BE)
International tour planning Damien Valette (Paris, FR)
Daniel Linehan/Hiatus is Creative Associate at deSingel International Arts Campus 2017-2021 (Antwerp, BE) and supported by the Flemish authorities and Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government. In partnership with BOS+, Hiatus contributes to the reforestation of our planet.
- Listen Here: These Woods 29 August 2021 Sonian Forest/Forêt de Soignes - Brussels, Belgium
- Listen Here: These Woods 28 August 2021 Sonian Forest/Forêt de Soignes - Brussels, Belgium
- Listen Here: These Woods PREMIERE 3 July 2021, 11:00 Dansand! - Oostende, Belgium
- Listen here: These Woods PREMIERE 3 July 2021, 17:00 Dansand! - Oostende, Belgium
- Listen Here: These Woods AVANT-PREMIERE 12 June 2021, 15:50 Centre de délassement de Marcinelle et sa forêt - Marcinelle, Belgium